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Case File 2033DFCO


Rocio Chila Delpilar Sperry
Missing since November 15, 1987 from Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado
Classification: Endangered Missing

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Circumstances of Disappearance
Sperry was last seen in Colorado Springs, Colorado on November 15, 1987.

In the summer of 2005, a Colorado Springs detective called the Sperry family and said Robert Charles Browne had confessed to strangling Rocio Sperry in 1987. According to Browne, Sperry walked to a Kwik Stop on Murray Boulevard in Colorado Springs where he worked. She told Browne that her husband had taken her daughter to Florida, and Browne persuaded her to go to the movies with him. Browne admitted he strangled Rocio Sperry with his hands and put her body in a trash bin.

When Sperry's husband returned from his six-day trip, he reported his wife missing. He said he told police he found blood on broken glass in his apartment. Authorities believed Rocio had left her husband and wouldn't take a report.

Browne, who already was serving a life sentence for the 1991 murder of 13-year-old Heather Dawn Church, confessed in 2006 to Rocio Sperry's murder. He also claims responsibility for the death of Faye Aline Self , and that of 47 other people across the United States.

Rocio Sperry's body has never been found.

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El Paso County Sheriff's Office

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Source Information:
The Denver Post
The Rocky Mountain News
Los Angeles Times
El Paso Co

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